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Daily News Digest:21 October 2020

EXPLAINED: ASIA POWER INDEX 2020

India is the fourth most powerful nation influencing the Asian Country as per Asia Power Index 2020. According to the Sydney-based Lowy Institute's Asia Power Index for 2020, although India is the fourth most powerful nation in the Asia-Pacific following the US, China and Japan, it stops short of attaining the "major power" status in the said year (2020).

KATI BIHU FESTIVAL CELEBRATED ACROSS ASSAM

Bihu are three festivals held in Assam; Bhogali or Magh Bihu is observed on January 13th or 14th, Rongali or Bohag Bihu is observed on April 14th or 15th, Kongali or Kati Bihu is observed in October. All three of the Bihu are related to agriculture. The other two Bihu mark key dates in the harvest. This Bihu is celebrated during the time of relocation of the rice sapling - Kati means "cut".

PLACES IN NEWS

Shree Jagannath Temple was built in the city of Puri by King Chodaganhadeva in the 12th century. He also built the Sun temple of Konark. His grandson Ananga Bhimadeva completed the construction of the temple in 12th century.

The Kaleshwaram Lift Irrigation Project (KLIP) is a multi-purpose irrigation project on the Godavari River in Kaleshwaram, Bhoopalpally, Telangana, India. Currently the world's largest multi-stage lift irrigation project, its farthest upstream influence is at the confluence of the Pranhita and Godavari rivers.

THIS DAY IN HISTORY

Subhash Chandra Bose on October 21, 1943, the formation of the Provisional Government of Azad Hind (Free India), he held on to his post as Supreme Commander of the Indian National Army, and also named himself head of state, prime minister, and minister for war and foreign affairs.

National Police Commemoration Day is observed every year on October 21. The day remembers the sacrifices of ten policemen who died in Chinese firing in 1959. On October 21, 1959, Chinese troops opened fire and threw grenades at twenty Indian soldiers in Ladakh.

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